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COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

Free school meals and clothing grant

Find out if you qualify for free school meals or a clothing grant and apply online.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your child attends a South Ayrshire primary school or secondary school. You also need to receive a qualifying benefit.

Apply for free school meals and clothing grant

Qualifying Benefit for Clothing GrantsQualifying Benefit for Free School Meals
Council Tax ReductionChild Tax Credit where household income is £16,105 or less
Housing BenefitChild Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit where the household income is £7,500 or less
Child Tax Credit where household income is £16,105 or lessUniversal Credit where earned income is £625 or less per month
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit where household income is £16,105 or lessIncome- based Jobseekers Allowance
Universal Credit where earned income is £1,342.08 or less per monthIncome Support
Income based Jobseekers AllowanceAny Income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
Income SupportSupport under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Any Income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

If you need help to claim you can call 0300 123 0900 to speak to one of our customer service advisors.

Free school meals

From August 2021, the Scottish Government have committed to providing a free school meal to all P1 to P4 pupils, however we are requesting that all parents / carers make application online as this will be the method we will use to identify eligibility for future Covid grants. 

Clothing grant

  • The current value of a clothing grant is £120 per primary school pupil and £150 per secondary school pupil where the parent/carer meets the eligibility criteria

  • Only one application can be made per child for each school year

  • Clothing grants are not available for children attending early year centres

  • If your child has passed their official school leaving date, applications will only be processed once they have returned to school in August

  • Young people aged 16-18 years old who meet the eligibility criteria in their own right, can also claim clothing grant and free school meals

  • Children who attend primary school and receive free school meals will also receive free milk

 

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